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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to that. thank you very much. now to jordan where the biggest political demonstration in years has taken place. thousands of people answer the call of the muslim brotherhood and took to the streets demanding political reform, but they stopped short of calling for the monarchy to give up its role in jordanian politics. >> this is the famous old mosque. it has become a focal point for those protesters calling for widespread democratic changes in their country. so far, the protests have been peaceful and vocal. people appealing directly to the king to delay of not reform what they see as a corrupt parliamentary system. they want new elections. they want a more representative system. thus far, jordan has avoided the kind of political turmoil and violence you have seen in other countries, libya, egypt, tunisia, neighboring syria, and many are worried that the violence we have seen in the north in syria might be repeated here in jordan. there has been no sign of that so far, and certainly, there are no calls for the monarchy to step down. >> we want a government who will talk to the people. pa
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
goes on, the greater the danger to international peace and security. >> in jordan, like turkey, more and more assyrian refugees are arriving, reinforcing a sinking pealing in the region that the crisis is spreading. diplomacy has not stopped the war and now is struggling even to content. >> no one wants an escalation lease area, but might it happen anyway? turning to the presidential debate, it was seen for a make or break moment format romney as he struggled to connect with voters on the campaign trail at unpunished in recent opinion polls. barack obama, polls suggested romney had come out on top. many commentators said he dominated the debate while obama lacked energy. we have this report. >> in a country is fraught with a bitter political divisions, and there is a rare moment of agreement. >> from mitt romney outshines president obama in the first date. >> the consensus of the american media -- mitt was the hit. president didn't seem to want to let go. he started with a standard campaign like -- is but it would cut taxes for the wealthy and hurt the middle-class. >> that kind of t
PBS
Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
wars film in 2015. my kids will be very happy. back to the devastation jordan -- caused by sandy. laura trevelyan has been covering this for the last 36 hours nonstop. and what does it look like for you where you are? >> as you can see behind me, this city is starting to come back to life. power is beginning to be restored to some parts of the city. the subway is still shut. so are the tunnels that are flooded. it is not clear when it will come back to normal. wall street will start trading tomorrow, but schools are still closed. they are still assessing the damage to the tunnels. the process will take some time but there is less of a surreal feeling. this morning, there was hardly anyone here. anyone who was here was indoors. now the city is moving once again. >> are there bit of the city that still have water in the streets? have all the waters now restricted -- reseeded? >> most of it has receded. i was at the lower east side laporte -- and this morning and the flooding was exceptionally bad. there are basements flooded. much of that water has receded. but many people are leaving the
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